THIS is an excellent publication for anyone who wants to travel the rich and varied desert country west of the Stuart Highway and north of the Eyre Highway. From Coober Pedy and Alice Springs west to Kalgoorlie, Wiluna and Marble Bar the book covers large areas of Great Victoria, Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts.

Many of the roads through this vastness were put in by Len Beadell and his Gunbarrel Road Construction Party during the 1950s and í60s, opening up the country for others to follow.

The book also covers the early exploration of this vast desert region, as well as each of the main roads and highways surveyed and constructed by Len and his team. There are some great old pics included, which I hadnít seen before. Half of the book is taken up with a series of excellent maps in the Westprint style that not only shows the tracks but also points of interest, camping spots and the routes of the early explorers.



RRP: $39.95

WE SAY: Greatly detailed.

PUBLISHER: Westprint Outback Maps